‘Justice League of America’ Eyes Director Ben Affleck

Warner Bros. turns to the ‘Argo’ director for their superhero ensemble after Christopher Nolan passes on the job.
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‘Justice League of America’ Eyes Director Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck may direct Justice League of America for Warner Bros.Last month, we reported that The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan turned down Warner Bros.' offer to direct the DC superhero ensemble Justice League of America. Today, a new report reveals the studio has reached out to Ben Affleck to possibly direct this epic adventure.

The actor-director, who made the upcoming Argo for Warner Bros., is expected to meet with the studio in the next few days to discuss the project. It is said that he is the only director to be given the new screenplay, written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad).

Although no story or character details have been confirmed, this big screen epic will likely bring together DC heroes such as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and The Flash. It is also interesting to note that Ben Affleck has indicated he is only interested in directing movies that he also stars in, a notion that leaves one to wonder which of these superhero characters the multi-hyphenate is interested in playing.

It still isn't known yet if the studio plans on using actors from its previous superhero movies, such as The Dark Knight Rises' Christian Bale, Green Lantern's Ryan Reynolds, or the upcoming Man of Steel's Henry Cavill for this new superhero extravaganza. Justice League of America likely won't be ready to hit theaters until at least 2015.

Justice League Part 1 comes to theaters November 11th, 2017.

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  • gumperman • 2 years ago

    Well he is Batman now, so it looks like he actually might be directing JUSTICE LEAGUE.

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    • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

      While I agree he shows talent, I'm just not sure he is ready for this!

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      • mcleve02 • 3 years ago

        @this-site-blows Because it is such a huge project... there is a lot of weight on his shoulders for this... and the Avengers being as good as it was will only make it harder...

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        • tomp1210 • 3 years ago

          I'd actually love to see Michael rosenbaum take on the role of flash, he was great in justice league and his sense of humour translates really well on-screen, but I would say he should have spidermanesque lenses so you can't see his eyes. Without lenses it'd have to be Bradley Cooper.

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

            @ejk1 I think DC should make a black Flash. After seeing U.Bolt at this year's olympics, the man should get a chance to play FLASH ;D

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            • themoviefanatic • 3 years ago

              @Fry-3000 I don't think Ben Affleck would do a good job directing a Justice League movie. They should have a director direct a Justice League movie, not someone who that is better known as an actor rather then a director. Doesn't he star in movies more then he directs them anyways?

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              • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                @billyboy...I've noticed that about MW, they lag it on news sometimes...two or three days later at the most they post a story thats already been talked about on other sites.

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                • bane5000 • 3 years ago

                  @superman81...Seriously man, Reynolds as Highlander...Did we suddenly run out of actors or does every role have to go through Reynolds first? LoL

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                  • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

                    This movie will never happen in the next decade..if ever.

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                    • billyboy • 3 years ago

                      Old news already denied. Keep up MW.

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                      • tomp1210 • 3 years ago

                        I will say this though, The Avengers has laid out a good formula for how the characters should co-exist in a world, outside of multi-dimensional stuff.

                        Supes - Iron Man = mainstream hero

                        WW - Thor = mythological solitude

                        Martian - Cap = in stasis

                        Batman - Hulk = urban legend

                        GL and Flash = new heroes (probable reboot/ recast for GL, if it's not multi-dimensional idea - hense Affleck is a decent idea, and it's always good to have someone with a bit more perspective in writing etc. around).

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                        • tomp1210 • 3 years ago

                          I think Bryan Singer is the obvious choice here, he's conducted multiple characters together in X-men, and Superman Returns was a master-class in atmosphere, don't care what anyone else thinks. Ben would make a good Green Lantern replacement if t came to that though, seeing as Reynolds is trying to screw up everything he touches atm - he's been cast in Highlander...

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                          • bradley-tyler • 3 years ago

                            Only interested in directing films he stars in? Ego much? And heck he might not even fit any of the characters that could appear in it! I think a different director would be a better decision. find someone with real passion for the JLA like Whedon was for The Avengers. Or maybe someone relatively unknown?

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                            • Fry-3000 • 3 years ago

                              I can see him doing a good job with this. He's shown that he can direct. Be interesting to how this unfolds

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                              • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                @superman81 you do need to specify, because Affleck may not be suited for one of the characters.

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                                • superman81 • 3 years ago

                                  @ejk1 And I think he would make a good Flash, didnt think we all needed to specify the actual person. Affleck would make a good Wally West because I feel he can pull off his c*cky attitude well.

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                                  • superman81 • 3 years ago

                                    @corey well if WB decides to reboot GL then that might would be an ok choice but if not Reynolds should reprise the role.

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                                    • corey • 3 years ago

                                      I'd see Affleck as Hal Jordan. That's about it..

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                                      • superman81 • 3 years ago

                                        @ejk1 no they went with one of the more well known GL and Hal Jordan was the best choice since he is the most popular. Jon Stewart probably wouldnt have been the best choice. guess they could have went with Alan Scott. and how did I prove your point? I just told you some of the differences between the two. Hell maybe they wont go with Wally or Barry, maybe they will go with Bart Allen.

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                                        • ejk1 • 3 years ago

                                          @superman81 Thank you. You just made my point. Wally and Barry are completely different, yet some of you were saying, "He'd be great as Flash!" as if they are the same person. And to say they would go with Wally because of the JL animated series is reckless assumption. After all, it wasn't Jon Stewart in the GL film, now was it?

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